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Jio has not launched any JioCoin App

Jio has not launched any JioCoin App

Reliance Jio has come across reports in media and other websites about the existence of purported JioCoin Apps on the Internet that are soliciting investments in crypto currencies from people.

Also read: Jio brings Pokemon GO to India

In an official press release, Reliance Jio quoted:

Reliance Jio would like to inform the public and media that there are no such apps offered by the company or its affiliates / associates. Any such apps using the JioCoin name are fake and people are advised to refrain from dealing with any of them.

Reliance Jio takes a serious note of such fraudulent attempts by unscrupulous persons to misguide the public in the name of Jio and reserves the right to take appropriate legal recourse.

About Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited:

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Jio”), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”), has built a world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology. It is the only network conceived and born as a Mobile Video Network from the ground up and supporting Voice over LTE technology. It is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G, 6G and beyond.

Jio will bring transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of Digital India for 1.2 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in digital economy. It has created an eco-system comprising network, devices, applications and content, service experience and affordable tariffs for everyone to live the Jio Digital Life. As part of its customer offers, Jio has revolutionised the Indian telecom landscape by making voice calls for Jio customers absolutely free, across India, to any network, and always. Jio makes India the highest quality, most affordable data market in the world so that every Indian can do Datagiri.

Samsung Galaxy J3 with S bike mode – Is it worth buying?

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Samsung Galaxy J3 with S bike mode – Is it worth buying?

It has been a while since we posted a tech article on chaaps.com. What caught our eyes is a new smartphone from Samsung that comes with a unique functionality called “S Bike Mode”. In this article we learn more about this device with more focus on the newly introduced “S Bike Mode” feature.

The all new Samsung Galaxy J3 comes along with a NFC tag which one could stick on their bike / motorcycle / 2 Wheeler’s tank or on the helmet itself. Once you the NFC tag in place on your bike, you can simply activate the S bike mode by tapping your phone with the NFC tag ( which is pasted to your bike’s tank or helmet), you could also activate the S Bike mode by pressing the S bike icon which is present on your phone’s quick panel.

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The device notifies you when you have an urgent incoming call, you will be notified about the same.
When you have activated the S bike mode on your phone, a pre-recorded message informs the caller that you are riding the bike currently and cannot pick the call. The caller will be asked to press 1 if it is urgent and wants to really speak to the rider – the device then notifies about the urgent incoming call.

Samsung has put lot of thought while building this functionality. The S Bike mode feature makes sure that you ride safe and allows you to pick the call only when the bike is stationary. The Motion Lock feature takes care of this. Whenever there is an urgent call and you decide to pick the call, the Motion Lock feature makes sure that you take the call only when your bike is completely stopped.

Having said more about the Samsung J3’s S Bike mode – let us have a look at the actual specifications of this phone.

The new Samsung J3 smartphone comes with a battery capacity of 2,600 mAh and runs on Android 5.1 lolipop software. When it comes to storage and memory, the bike offers: 8GB of internal storage and 1.5GB of RAM and the phone supports microSD card upto a capacity of 128 GB. It is a 4G LTE phone and comes with two cameras – 8MP camera in the rear and 5MP camera in the front ( selfie camera). The camera is equipped with LED Flash as well.

So, Is it worth buying the new Samsung Galaxy J3 S bike mode smartphone. If you are an avid rider and own bikes like royal enfield or Bajaj Avenger or any cruiser bikes, you might find the luxury of this feature.

If you own any two wheeler, be it a scooter like Honda Activa, or a motorcycle like Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha FZ, Hero Karizma or anything – all you need to do is – stick the NFC tag on your bike’s tank and start the “S Bike Mode” feature.

Now send Whatsapp messages from Google Now

Now send Whatsapp messages from Google Now

Remember when Google Now added the feature to send text messages with a voice command?
Yeah.

Remember when text messaging was cool? Probably not.

Earlier, the fix to this was to make Whatsapp your default messaging app. Not quite convenient if you ask me.

However, in the latest update (i.e., the one that came just a couple of hours before the time of writing this), Google now has rolled out a new feature where users can send messages to any of their contacts via Whatsapp/Telegram/Some Other Messaging Clients I never bothered to download.

How to send whatsapp/telegram messages from google now?

  • Install the latest update of Google Now
  • Say “OK Google, Send whatsapp message to Salma Hayek” if you have Salma’s number – or if you’ve saved someone else’s number as Salma Hayek in which case, you fuckin’ weirdo!
  • Google Now will prompt you to recite your message and ask you to confirm it before sending it
  • Bam! Sent!

This feature doesn’t seem to work with Facebook Messenger though which is weird considering it’s one of the most popular messaging clients in android. Who knows what really goes on in the backend of mobile app marketing campaigns? Are google and facebook still beefing? And if they are, did they forget Facebook bought Whatsapp? 😛

XOLO One gets Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

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XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the XOLO One devices. XOLO had promised the Lollipop update when XOLO One was launched in October 2014, and the team has delivered on the promise of providing the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop way ahead of other players.

A superior smartphone experience is more than just the hardware specifications. For an uncompromising user experience, the software must continually evolve to best serve users’ changing needs. XOLO has always been proactive with consistent software updates and having a dedicated engineering team at Bangalore has proved to be an advantage for the company.

Priced at Rs. 6,599 only, XOLO One is for Everyone including the first time smartphone users who have high aspirations, and look for value offering without compromising on the overall experience.

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With the Android v5.0 Lollipop update, users can enjoy more coherent and organized user experience. This latest Android Lollipop OS delivers a host of improvements including a new Material Design language, which gives a whole new colorful look and feel to the device – from fluid animations to added themes, colors and widgets. Notifications are also improved as users can set the priority and privacy of notifications for each application. Users can even view and respond to messages directly from the lock screen. Moreover, shortcut keys for camera and dialer can now be directly accessed from the lock screen. Quick Settings also gets a revamp and offers handy controls like flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls. The Battery setting gets a boost and shows an estimated projection for how much time is left while discharging or charging.

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The update has been rolled out via OTA (over-the-air) and it can also be manually downloaded from the official XOLO support site. http://www.xolo.in/xolocare/software-update. XOLO Users can download the OTA files on to their PC and transfer the same to their phone to install it. Else, users can also directly download the same on to their phone and after unzipping the same, install it to enjoy the Lollipop version on their device.

Key specifications of XOLO One at a glance:

• Android v5.0 Lollipop
• Premium Leather Finish Back, available in 5 color options
• 1 GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
• 4.5 inch On-Cell IPS Display
• 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor
• 5 MP rear camera with BSI Sensor
• 1,700 mAh Battery
• Dual SIM (3G+3G)

Turn-up the music passion with XOLO Q700 Club

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XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, today announced the launch of Q700 Club for an exhilarating music experience. This new addition to the Club series is targeted at youth who like to hear it loud.

For a thrilling music experience, XOLO Q700 Club is packed with Dual front speakers supported by DTS. To add to the joy of music enthusiasts, Q700 Club comes with a pre-embedded Hungama App that offers unlimited Music and video downloads for 3 months, absolutely free.

With IP55 protection, XOLO Q700 Club offers protection from dust particles and water splash. Device allows user to enjoy their favorite music on the go without worrying about the environment.

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The device is powered with 1.3 GHz Quad- Core processor, coupled with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory, expandable upto 32 GB, for a lag-free smooth performance. Its Dual Mali 400 GPU provides a superlative gaming experience with its superior graphic rendering capabilities.

Dual- SIM Q700 Club comes with a 5 MP rear camera with flash and auto focus. Running on Android OS v4.4 KitKat, the device sports a brilliant 4.5” IPS Display. Packed with a 2000 mAh battery, XOLO Q700 Club adds more music to the ears.

The phone will be retailed at Rs. 6,999 across all authorized retail counters, modern trade outlets and also through e-commerce portal- Snapdeal.

Key specifications of XOLO Q700 Club at a glance:

• Dual front speakers supported with DTS
• Protection against dust and water, with IP55 protection
• 1 GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
• 4.5 inch IPS Display
• 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor
• 5 MP rear camera & VGA front camera
• Android v4.4 KitKat
• 2000 mAh Battery
• Dual SIM (3G+2G)

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Skype: listening function discovered in Android app?

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Skype: listening function discovered in Android app?:

Eavesdropping on Skype? Due to a security vulnerability in the chat app is Android phones to make spy camera and a microphone. we investigated.

The no disturbing scenario: Your Android phone indicates an incoming Skype call, but the ringing ends abruptly. No problem, the caller may have placed no more or simply network suddenly. According to recent reports and rumors on the net but you can hear you at this very moment from you. If an error in the Skype system torn a vulnerability?

Accidentally discovered

A user of the technology blogs Reddit happens to come across this “bug” feature and describes how easily this can be exploited: The caller must ensure only on two arbitrary devices into the instant messaging service log and the alleged victim on an Android Call via Skype device. When the phone rings, the caller disconnects the network connection of the apparatus used and then you have probably just have to wait yet. So the called Android device registers the connection is aborted and tried to call back the caller on the second, likewise logged-in Skype device. Critical: This happens automatically – and the callee might remembers nothing about it. The display should not be recognizable that – still run microphone and camera, the record hardworking. The attentive Skype users, who discovered the supposed vulnerability in itself, has already asked for feedback from other Skype and Android users. These confirm the Bug function but only partially, as the comments in the blog entry is read.That sums thing up perhaps to a limit.

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Not (yet) confirmed

We wanted to know what is going on with the listening function and tried to recreate tested it with many Android devices – without success! Interception error could not be confirmed. Once the connection was cut off, and the device of the called party terminated the ring. An automatic callback was made in any of the test runs. But beware: The error is still not ruled out. Well, what we recommends: To ensure that you do not become a victim of such an attack in the near future, please do not initially on the phone function by Skype or limit the chats on Skype trusted contacts. Stay tuned and prompts you if there are updates to the supposed vulnerability.Hope you guys got an idea on the same.If any doubt pops up onto your mind- don’t mind letting us know by making your queries in the comment section.Keep visiting the site.

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Disabling Facebook’s Auto Photo Enhance Feature

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Disabling Facebook’s Auto Photo Enhance Feature

Now, c. Essentially it uses the same picture improvement filters that were already in the app, but now they’re automatically applied for you, based on what Facebook thinks makes a decent photograph.

The auto photo enhance feature is enabled by default and if you trust in your own photography skills you can disable the auto enhance feature by following some simple steps.

Step 1: To start, open the Facebook app from your iOS device.

Step 2: Select the “More” tab from the lower right corner of the app.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Settings section and select “Settings”, then tap on the “Videos and Photos” option.

Step 4: Now you can see the “Enhance automatically” option. By default the option will be enabled, so go ahead and tap it once to disable it.

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Now Facebook will not be automatically enforcing brightness and contrast enhancements on the photos that you upload. Anyway, the auto enhance magic wand icon will still appear in the corner of your pictures should you want to enable it on a photo-by-photo basis.

You can easily again enable the auto enhance feature by default by simply following the above mentioned steps. Tapping again on the button “Enhance automatically” will enable it.

Hope you understand what we meant.For more detailed clarification about the same don’t mind making your queries in the comment section. Have a pretty good day..!! 🙂

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Smart Watch from TAG Heuer hits next year 2015

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Smart Watch from TAG Heuer hits next year 2015:

 

As per reliable sources,TAG Heuer is working on a modern SmartWatch, which will appear in the course of next year. In contrast to Apple Watch it should not look feminine.

. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer , now confirmed via press conference the work on its own SmartWatch. The hitherto nameless Wearable thus appears in the course of next year. Man stuck in development for four months; apparently are Intel and Google as partners already on board. Additional acquisitions to Biver not. He takes the opportunity to rant against the probably most important Wearable 2015: the Apple Watch . Which was designed by a student and look out feminine. Accordingly, and consistent with previous reports TAG Heuer continues to be classic watch design with dial and hands – and apparently without touchscreen.

Known concept

The concept of Smart Watch from TAG Heuer is according to Business Insider that of the middle of this year featured Withings Active resemble that looks at first glance like a classic clock, but within a variety of fitness functions provides for people who’s really into fitness and even take anabolic steroid for better results. Thus, the Withings Active monitors not only the steps and calories burned the wearer, but also monitors your sleep. In addition, the timer can be used as an alarm clock thanks to the integrated vibration motor. More details about the functions of the TAG Heuer SmartWatch not call the report. It is only known that TAG Heuer continues with its intelligent timer on an Intel processor described in detail.

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Response to LG, Samsung & Co.

While electronics companies such as LG, Samsung & Co. are fully caught on SmartWatch train and dominate the market to date, the producers of traditional clocks stopped far back mostly. But that could soon be an end: When to introduce more traditional companies smartwatches by TAG Heuer, which certainly stirs up the market. Who also worked in Switzerland watchmaker Swatch has similar plans in July this year announced.

Well,the product when it hit the market is expected to do wonders in the market for sure.For further updates regarding the same keep visiting the site.Good day…!! 🙂

 

 

Lenovo launches its professional grade tablet – Thinkpad 8 in India

Lenovo, has launched the ThinkPad 8 Tablet for professionals in India. The first ever Windows 8 tablet from the iconic ThinkPad stable delivers a full PC experience with USB3.0 Dock. Offering a whole new experience for tech enthusiasts, the Tablet is equipped with a full-HD screen, Quick Photo Capture combined with 4x Faster Graphics, making it the most sought after device ‘for professionals on the go’. Priced at INR 39,999, the ThinkPad Tablet 8 is now available for pre-order exclusively on Lenovo’s online brand store- TheDoStore.

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ThinkPad 8 Tab has won over 11 Best of CES 2014 Awards, one of the biggest Consumer Technology exhibitions in the world, and has been termed champions under the Best of CES 2014 Windows Tablet, Best of CES Finalist People’s Choice, Best of CES Mobile Finalist categories and so on.

Commenting on the debut of ThinkPad 8 Tablet in India, Rohit Midha, Director Tablet Business Unit, Lenovo India, said “Lenovo is a global leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology. The introduction of ThinkPad Tablet 8 makes our tablet range more diverse to cater to the business user for the first time. We are excited to extend the ThinkPad legacy to our tablets range.”

This 8.3” tablet engineered perfectly for business users who want to balance work and play, offers multimode features like full HD Display with 25% larger viewing area, a full Windows 8 ecosystem, 2MP front-facing webcam for crystal-clear video conferencing, supported by dual digital array microphones. This power-pack features the best offerings from Lenovo, Microsoft, and Intel combined into one productive, mobile, secure device with faster graphics. It’s as light as 430g and lasts up to eight hours on a single battery charge.

It also has 8MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus and -flash and video recording. The Quick Shot Cover is an ideal accessory where with a simple flick back, the corner flap exposes the lens, and the Windows 8.1 camera app opens automatically. Its magnetic cover is all the rage which attaches automatically to the tablet. The Quick Shot Cover is so strong that you can easily flap the tablet around without the fear of it dropping. With high Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 4.0 connectivity, ThinkPad 8 comes with micro HDMI-out port that allows easy connection to an HD television or other monitor.

Availability: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet is exclusively available on www.thedostore.com

Price (end user): INR 39,999/-

Candy Crush Saga hits Windows Phone Store

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Candy Crush saga is finally available for download on windows phone. This iconic game is so popular that, it is played more number of times than that of angry birds or temple run. Candy Crush Saga is hugely popular game across devices – Web and mobile ( android, iOS and now windows phone to this list ). Among 10 who travel in public bus, I have seen at least 5-6 people playing this game on their phones.

On windows phone, all these days there were just guides available to play candy crush saga.. Now with this official launch by king, this game is going to reach heights, proving itself to be the best addictive game for this decade.

You can download Candy Crush Saga on your windows phone visiting this link:- http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appId=aebbdef8-1792-488b-a7be-7596a1720166

Screenshots of Candy Crush Saga for windows phone
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Download Candy Crush from Windows phone store

 

Xolo Hive UI Review

In our previous article we have covered the unboxing and hands-on review of Xolo Hive 8x-1000. Today we will be having a closer look at the UI( User Interface) used for this device – Xolo 8X-1000. Xolo has its proprietary UI called Xolo Hive for android where it enriches the stock android experience by adding important tweaks such as better look and feel, appearance, ease of access, additional custom apps.

Vibrant Lockscreens

Xolo Hive Unlock screen

Hive UI has a unique pattern to unlock phone. Instead of typical slide to unlock, it asks you directly which action has to be performed once the phone is unlocked by tactically placing actions like call, messaging and camera, where one can directly perform the action immediately after unlocking. Also there are plenty of lockscreen options to choose from.

 

Handy Quick Settings

 

Handy Quick Settings

The typical notification drawer in android has been revamped to have much better intuitive options. The icons are revamped with new adjustable settings like brightness and screen timeout.

Themes by Hive team on Xolo Edge

Themes by hive team

An array of themes to choose from the edge app which is built in.

 

Wallpapers by Hive team on Xolo Edge

Xolo Edge Wallpapers

An array of wallpapers to choose from the edge app which is built-in.

 

Xolo Connect

Xolo Connect

Xolo connect forms as a bridge between the end user and the Xolo developer community. It is an essential app pre-built to the phone where once can access information like software updates, service centers etc. Also one can directly give feedback to  xolo developer team.

What’s your thoughts on Xolo Hive UI? Let us know by commenting below!

 

NVIDIA Bolsters Executive Ranks With Two New Vice Presidents For European Market

NVIDIA today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents covering its Europe, Middle East and India market.

Jaap Zuiderveld has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, and Xochilt M. Balzola-Widman has been named vice president of Consumer Business for the region.

Zuiderveld comes to NVIDIA from Colt Technology Services, in London, where he led the enterprise services business’s global direct sales force. Prior to that, he served as chief operations officer and managing director for Europe at ACN, and as chief executive officer at Active 24, where he earlier held the position of chief operations officer for Europe. Zuiderveld has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, having earlier held roles at Versatel Telecom International, KPN Telecom and British Telecom.

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At NVIDIA, he heads the company’s overall activities in Europe, the Middle East and India, including Russia. He is responsible for driving growth in the consumer, enterprise, automotive and embedded businesses.

Balzola-Widmann comes to NVIDIA from Amazon, where she was responsible for the company’s Kindle product line in Central Europe. She is a veteran of the gaming industry, having held senior posts at Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts.  During her 20-year career, Balzola-Widmann also held management and sales roles for the European divisions of Ingram Micro and Symantec.

She is responsible for driving NVIDIA’s consumer channel business in EMEAI, focusing on GeForce and the SHIELD brand.